As much as I love my iphone camera, there are a few situations when an iphone is not going to measure up to a DSLR camera. Wildlife photography and sports photography come to mind. Both of these genres require a long telephoto lens to get up close and personal. Up until recently, macro photography with the iphone was not possible. Macro photography required a DSLR camera with a designated macro lens.
This is no longer the case now that the iphone 13 and the new 14 have a macro photography feature.
Recently, I posted a closeup photo of a tiny fish on IG. The image on the left is the fish on the beach. I used the macro lens feature to get the photo on the right.
After I posted the photo, I received many comments from iphone 13 and 14 owners that didn’t know about this macro feature.
Below is a quick tutorial of how the macro photography feature works on the iphone.
How to use macro photography with the iphone
1. First of all, you need the right phone. The iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max are the current models with this macro feature.
2. Go into settings and toggle on Macro Control.
3. Your camera is now ready to capture stunning close up images.
4. Look for a yellow flower to appear on the bottom left of the screen as you move in close to your subject. This indicates that the lens has switched over to the ultra wide lens and macro photos are possible.
5.You can now get in extremely close for stunning macro photography images.
I hand held the camera to photograph the extreme close up below but a tripod would have made thimage even sharper.
This ladybug takes on a whole look look when photographed using the macro lens feature.
Every new model of the iphone seems to have new features so that it’s challenging to keep up. If you want to read about how to use LIVE Mode click HERE. Want to know about BURST Mode? Click HERE
Hopefully this post has been helpful and you can now create beautiful macro photos and no one will know you used an iphone!
You can learn more tips and everything you need to know to improve your iphone images with my new iphone class. Click on the link below to find out more.
Sheri Bruneau says
Oh Linda – what a hot little tip! I can’t wait to try out the Macro! As always, your tips and teaching encourage us to use our iPhone to it’s fullest potential. Forever thankful!
Linda Holt says
I’m addicted to it! So much fun and thank you for letting me know you found this helpful!
Farha Syed says
Oh, I can’t wait to use this feature. I love the results that you have illustrated, in your post. I am traveling soon and I can’t wait to try all of the features I learned in your course.
So glad I made the investment in your course. I learned a great deal and can’t wait to produce my very own detail photographs.
Thank you so much
Linda Holt says
It’s really a fun new feature. Can’t wait to see your new and improved images! Please tag me when you post!